2019 GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! If you’re planning to tend a garden or farm in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park this year consider joining Keep Growing Detroit’s Garden Resource Program. Members not only get technical support from our talented garden development staff, they receive seeds, Detroit grown transplants, and other essential gardening resources. To enroll on-line or download an application click here.
UPCOMING CLASSES & GROWER GATHERINGS! Keep Growing Detroit is hosting a ton of great events and classes this spring. If you need a basic gardening class, want to learn a practical skill like how to manage volunteers and build a hoophouse, or if you’d like to attend one of our 4 spring Resource Days check out our spring events here.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A BEEKEEPER? Every spring KGD hosts our Sweet on Detroit Bee-ginner Beekeeping program, a 6-part series with an organic emphasis that’s designed to address the essentials of starting and maintaining a hive. Read all about the program here. Applications are due April 12th!
URBAN ROOTS REUNION & SUMMIT 2019 marks 15 years of Urban Roots graduates leading garden projects across the city. To celebrate, we’re having a summit and reunion! In true Urban Roots style, the event will have plenty of opportunities to network with peers. Break out sessions featuring past Urban Roots grads as presenters will allow participants time to dig deep into topics that all community gardeners grapple with such as community organizing, programming, and capacity building. We will learn from the experiences of past grads about best practices in the field that support a growing urban agriculture movement and lead to healthier lives for Detroiters. Urban Roots Graduates are encouraged to bring fellow community gardeners with them. The event is open to all Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck community gardeners (or future community gardeners!). If you’re interested, please register to attend here.ac
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED FOR DIG IN DETROIT VOLUNTEER EVENTS! We are activley looking for groups (between 10 and 100 people) to volunteer at our farm in the Eastern Market District as well as other gardens and farms across Detroit that we support through the Garden Resource Program. If you’re interested please contact us.
2018 WAS AN EVENTFUL YEAR FOR KEEP GROWING DETROIT. Last year Keep Growing Detroit supported a record breaking 1,603 Detroit urban gardens and farms. These gardens and farms helped 24,362 residents grow and connect to an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Read all about all of our accomplishments in our 2018 Annual Report here.
HAVE A QUESTION? Do you need support with your garden project? Contact us anytime with questions.